Emilio Ayto

The Old Library - 10 Lower Bore Street, Bodmin, UK

Emilio Ayto is a guitarist based in Falmouth, Cornwall. His repertoire combines classical guitar with film soundtracks and alternative rock music, displayed in both original music and re-arrangements. He uses effects pedals and extended guitar techniques to create a sound that is both innovative and unique. 

Whilst heavily inspired by classical guitarists Pat Coldrick and Milos Karadaglic, he also draws influence from the likes of John Williams (Star Wars, Jaws, etc.) and Metallica. From September 2016 until May 2019, Emilio studied BA Hons Music at Falmouth University, performing for the first time in March 2017 at the weekly AMATA lunchtime concert series. He has since played support slots at the Hellys International Guitar Festival and the Christian Lavernier Kernow Concert Tour.In November 2018 Emilio embarked on his first tour, which included a sell-out concert at The Poly in Falmouth. Emilio regularly performs live on BBC Radio Cornwall and other local radio shows.“We’re going to hear a great deal about Emilio Ayto over the coming years”- Ben Salfield (International Concert Artist & Festival Director) “The calm and tranquil sound that resonates through the room as Emilio Ayto plays sets a high standard to what contemporary classical guitar composition has to offer. This Falmouth based music student uses loop pedals and modulation, embedding a modern twist into his music” - Treble Magazine 

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The Old Library - 10 Lower Bore Street, Bodmin, UK